Kathmandu, Sept 13: A national campaign against child abuse commenced on Saturday with the slogan ‘Child abuse is a crime, be aware, file complaint’. President Dr Ram Baran Yadav inaugurated the campaign amidst a programme held at Shital Niwas. The President handed over a banner with the slogan to Chief Secretary Lilamani Poudyal, Education Secretary Bishwo Prasad Pandit and the campaign Coordinator Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal.
On the occasion, President Yadav said that the country’s future would be bright if children’s necessities were fulfilled and advised the organizers to expedite the campaign as a common campaign. The team running the campaign made a journey on foot from the Shital Niwas to Social Welfare Council at Lainchour after which Secretary at the Ministry of Children and Social Welfare, Dhan Bahadur Tamang, administered oath to the participants for determination and sincerity in the course of the campaign.
Around 50 non-governmental organizations including children, parents, teachers, political party leaders and rights activists took part in the journey.